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Compiled by old coot
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C Van de Loo vs M Hesseling, 1983 
(C57) Two Knights, 48 moves, 1-0

Naiditsch vs Leko, 2005 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 59 moves, 1-0

attack, defense, counterattack fails
Bronstein vs Keres, 1955 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky vs L Endzelins, 1936 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Morozevich vs S Arkhipov, 1992 
(C45) Scotch Game, 30 moves, 1-0

king hunt
D Howell vs J Levitt, 2005 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 47 moves, 0-1

Judit Polgar vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 1-0

Morozevich vs McShane, 2001 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

Sutovsky vs I Sokolov, 2005 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 37 moves, 1-0

amazing draw!
Svidler vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Cunningham Gambit, sacs
Alison vs Fink, 1979 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 32 moves, 1-0

positional sac for bind
Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1

amazing sacs etc
O Ekebjaerg vs G Timmerman, 1991 
(C27) Vienna Game, 36 moves, 0-1

Portisch vs Tal, 1961 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 1-0

M Kupferstich vs H Andreasen, 1953 
(C27) Vienna Game, 34 moves, 1-0

pins
Korchnoi vs Udovcic, 1967 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

L Day vs B Lamb, 1990 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 58 moves, 1-0

wing gambit
Keres vs E Eliskases, 1937 
(B50) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

Bareev vs Smirin, 2002 
(E97) King's Indian, 46 moves, 0-1

Q sac, castling long by hand
J Cukierman vs A Voisin, 1929 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Short vs Adams, 1988 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

questionable sacs in simul game
Lasker vs W Gooding, 1908 
(C16) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 1-0

K gambit, sac & win
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Sacrifices early, rook ending late
Estrin vs Berliner, 1965 
(C57) Two Knights, 42 moves, 0-1

Sultan Khan vs Marshall, 1930 
(C22) Center Game, 26 moves, 1-0

triple piece sac, underpromotion
Karjakin vs Anand, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 0-1

deep final combo
Polugaevsky vs I Bilek, 1969 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 1-0

active king in middlegame
Plaskett vs L Gutman, 1984 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 39 moves, 1-0

Silman vs K G Shirazi, 1979 
(B30) Sicilian, 27 moves, 0-1

multiple sacs, are they sound??
Zaw Win Lay vs R Majella, 2001 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 34 moves, 1-0

fascinating finish. Study continuations
R Haataja vs T de Vos, 1988 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Q sac on h6
Kotronias vs D King, 1990 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

King hunt, multiple pieces en prise
F Vallejo Pons vs A Romero Holmes, 2002 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

E Mousa vs P Cody, 1998 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 21 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Qxd5
D Podhraski vs S Jeric, 2001 
(B01) Scandinavian, 36 moves, 0-1

Unzicker vs Tal, 1975 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 32 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs K Gasser, 1964 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 moves, 1-0

M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs B Baranov, 1953 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs Ljubojevic, 1975 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 27 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit
Blackburne vs V C Peyer, 1875 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

P Gilruth vs Yermolinsky, 2000 
(A21) English, 31 moves, 0-1

sacs refuted, draw
Hartston vs Keene, 1970  
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Adams vs Kasparov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 0-1

Kavalek vs Matulovic, 1966 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

L Christiansen vs J Hickl, 1998 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

KGA
L Day vs J Berry, 1975 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1-0

Sac for rook on seventh rank
Rublevsky vs Harikrishna, 2006 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Tartakower vs Schlechter, 1909  
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

amazing, complicated finish
Kasparov vs Gelfand, 1993 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 25 moves, 1-0

destruction of k side
T Lopang vs J Gilbert, 2006 
(E92) King's Indian, 26 moves, 0-1

another k side destruction similar to #49
Sundararajan vs J Gilbert, 2006 
(E92) King's Indian, 32 moves, 0-1

positional sac of Q for R
Adianto vs N Mariano, 2005 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 34 moves, 0-1

P K Wells vs Speelman, 2006 
(B06) Robatsch, 20 moves, 1-0

A Kuligowski vs Przewoznik, 1976 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 35 moves, 1-0

why not 18............gxh6
A Ostapenko vs S Kurkin, 1970 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 30 moves, 1-0

especially look at 27. Rf2 and after
Pillsbury vs Schiffers, 1898 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Karpov, 1999 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 32 moves, 1-0

J Elbilia vs Shirov, 1993 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 22 moves, 0-1

mating attack starts with Q sac
Y Zimmerman vs Z Erdelyi, 2001 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Rubinstein, 1923 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

Famous short game with amazing sac
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

Hoi vs Gulko, 1988  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

B Beffie vs W A T Schelfhout, 1915  
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 1-0

Petrosian defeats Tal in 28 moves
Tal vs Petrosian, 1973 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 27 moves, 0-1

Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

double bishop sac
Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

crazy sacs, many of them
Bagirov vs Gufeld, 1973 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 32 moves, 0-1

Queen sac vs Capablanca
Lilienthal vs Capablanca, 1935 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 1-0

killer windup
Matulovic vs Tringov, 1970 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

middlegame attack by king!
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

O Ismailov vs Mamedyarov, 2001 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

marvelous attack
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit!
Short vs L'Ami, 2008 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 38 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs Kramnik, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Mamedyarov, 2008 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 39 moves, 0-1

Queen sac combo
N Kosolapov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1936 
(C47) Four Knights, 24 moves, 0-1

I Cheparinov vs Navara, 2007 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 0-1

sacs lead to win in 21 moves
Gurgenidze vs A Lein, 1967 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 21 moves, 1-0

killer combo
Ivanchuk vs Morozevich, 1996 
(C11) French, 34 moves, 1-0

Lombardy vs Quinteros, 1973 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

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